ECKC: Ben Cooper drives away with Rotax DD2 final and Championship
Celebrating yet another successful Le Monaco de Trois Rivieres, the friends and family on hand were treated to a wondering opening ceremonies as the Rotax DD2 class lined up on the front straightaway. After the National anthem, and driver introductions it was race time.
Once again getting a great start, Ben Cooper (SRA Karting/Birel) jumped to the early lead from his pole-position starting spot. Brendan Bain (Prime/Maranello) was able to slot into second with Pier-Luc Ouellette (PSL Karting/CRG) holding third.
Putting down very fast laps early on, Cooper was able to simply drive away while Ouellette worked his hardest to get passed Bain, allowing Christophe Boisclair (SRA Karting/Birel) to catch up and jump into the mix. Once by Bain, Ouellette was able to post his fastest lap of the race, but with Cooper now over two seconds ahead, he just wasn’t able to catch him.
Taking the victory and the Championship, Cooper crossed the finish line just over two seconds ahead, giving the crowd on hand a fist pump and a wave. Ouellette held on for second with Bain completing the podium, and Boisclair and Nicholas Latifi (Ferrolati Corse/CRG) completing the top-five.
With Cooper earning his invite to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, this fall in Portugal, via the International Florida Winter Tour, Pier-Luc Ouellette will return to the Grand Finals this year looking to defend his world title for Team Canada. Boisclair was third in the Championship standings.
|2.||Pier Luc Oullette||CRG||+2.089|
|8.||Daniel Burkett||LH Kart||+14.548|
|14.||Zacharie Richard Robichon||Birel||DNS|